Fw: Car-for-bike swap
- Interesting programme to swap cars for bikes...
.enn.com/top_stories/article/37726> CAR-FOR-BIKE SWAP IS BACK
<http://enn.com/image_for_articles/37726-1.jpg/tiny> Your car guzzles gas
money, pollutes and isn't too great for the daily workout, so ditch it and
ride a bike! In fact, turn your car title over to New Belgium Brewing at
Tour de Fat celebrations this summer and receive a custom New Belgium
commuter bike. The second annual Car-for-Bike Trade program will take place
in all 2008 Tour de Fat stops. For volunteer car-swappers willing to forgo
gas for pedal power and want to show friends and neighbors the benefits of
living car-free, visit <http://www.followyourfolly.com/pdf/biketrade.pdf>
Through the program, one volunteer in each Tour de Fat stop will commit to
live car-free for one full year. The dedicated individual will sign over
their car title and receive a custom New Belgium commuter bike in exchange.
The selected candidate will chronicle the trials and triumphs along their
car-free journey. The volunteer is chosen after submitting a video or essay
describing their desire to live without a vehicle.
As part of the Car-for-Bike Trade Program, each Tour de Fat stop will have a
funeral for the departed car complete with a Mardi Gras-esque funeral
procession. This funeral will be followed, later in the day, by a
celebration of the arrival of the Car-for-Bike volunteer's custom commuter
Tour de Fat, New Belgium Brewing's traveling celebration of all things
bicycle, <http://www.enn.com/top_stories/article/37726#> travels the
country spreading the good word about the myriad benefits of cycling and
celebrating mankind's greatest invention"| the bike. Over the last eight
years, Tour de Fat has captured the imagination of thousands with
record-setting parades, eye-popping entertainment, death-defying contests of
bicycle skill and precision, and, of course, New Belgium beer.
Tour de Fat 2008 will cycle through each of the following cities.
June 21: <http://www.enn.com/top_stories/article/37726#>
July 19: <http://www.enn.com/top_stories/article/37726#> San
July 26: Truckee, CA
Aug. 2: Seattle, WA
Aug. 16: Portland, OR
Aug. 23: Boise, ID
Sept. 6: New Belgium Brewing (Ft. Collins, CO)
Sept. 13: Denver, CO
Sept. 20: Durango, CO
Oct. 11: Tempe, AZ
Oct. 18: Austin, TX
For more information and to see a video montage of previous Tour de Fat
stops, please visit http://www.followyourfolly.com/folly_tour_de_fat.html .
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